We Believe Community is Built Through Cooperation, Collaboration and Partnership
That’s why Merit strives to bring together individuals from Member organizations with similar needs and interests through Communities of Practice.
Merit Communities of Practice provide perfect opportunities for networking, sharing experiences and industry best practices, developing professionally and gaining inspiration and support from peers.
These groups help to form bonds and build relationships between Member organizations that would not otherwise exist, and provide a significant addition to the value of Merit Membership.
Find the Merit Community of Practice that’s right for you below.
Security Community of Practicing Experts (SCOPE) Forum
The Security Community of Practicing Experts (SCOPE) Community of Practice is intended as a resource for individuals who have the role of chief information security officer or the equivalent in their organization. SCOPE provides a platform for individuals from Merit Member organizations to share experiences and best practices, develop professionally, network, and gain knowledge and support from their peers. To join the SCOPE Community of Practice, please submit an application form.
Michigan Information Technology Executive (MITE) Forum
The Michigan Information Technology Executive (MITE) Forum focuses on education in Michigan, promoting interaction through regular meetings and discussion. The MITE Forum is a community in which managers and executives can get help with problems, share best practices, develop professionally, help others grow, and gain inspiration from their peers.
Merit Joint Technical Staff (MJTS) Forum
Merit Joint Technical Staff (MJTS) is an open forum for representatives from Merit Network’s Member organizations to discuss issues related to networking and information technology. Merit hosts MJTS meetings twice a year, featuring advanced technology presentations, Member projects, network updates and more, with meeting agendas driven by forum participants. To suggest a topic for the next meeting:
Merit Innovation Groups
Merit regularly hosts innovation groups, bringing together Members and Merit staff for in-depth discussions on topics important to the Merit Community. Innovation topics include Member service needs, cybersecurity, networking and new information technology advances. Contact us If you are interested in being part of a Merit Innovation Group.